Running Back Rankings-Top 30 to Start for Fantasy Football Week 16

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) leads our running back rankings as he and the Vikings head to Houston. Below you’ll find all of our top 30 running backs to start in NFL Week 16. Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations are in order if you’re in the championship this week in your fantasy football league. Whatever the case, there’s a new leader of the running back pack this week as Adrian Peterson takes over the top spot as he chases Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record. This week he faces a tough Texans defense, but still should have a good week as the Vikings try to ride him to the playoffs.

ZT JL
1 Adrian Peterson Min at Hou 1.0 1 1
2 Arian Foster Hou Min 2.0 2 2
3 Ray Rice Bal NYG 3.5 3 4
4 Alfred Morris Was at Phi 5.0 4 6
5 Doug Martin TB Stl 6.5 6 7
Matt Forte Chi at Ari 6.5 10 3
7 DeMarco Murray Dal NO 8.0 8 8
8 Marshawn Lynch Sea SF 9.0 7 11
9 Darren McFadden Oak at Car 9.5 14 5
10 Jamaal Charles KC Ind 10.0 5 15
11 Trent Richardson Cle at Den 10.5 9 12
12 Frank Gore SF at Sea 11.0 12 10
13 C.J. Spiller Buf at Mia 12.0 15 9
14 Chris Johnson Ten at GB 13.5 11 16
Knowshon Moreno Den Cle 13.5 13 14
16 Stevan Ridley NE at Jac 15.0 17 13
17 Reggie Bush Mia Buf 19.5 22 17
18 Michael Turner Atl at Det 20.0 21 19
19 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin at Pit 21.5 16 27
20 DeAngelo Williams Car Oak 22.5 25 20
21 Darren Sproles NO at Dal 23.0 18 28
22 Mikel Leshoure Det Atl 24.0 23 25
Vick Ballard Ind at KC 24.0 24 24
24 Bryce Brown Phi Was 24.5 27 22
25 Steven Jackson STL at TB 26.5 NR 18
26 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Bal 27.0 19 NR
27 Daryl Richardson Stl at TB 27.5 20 NR
Jonathan Dwyer Pit Cin 27.5 26 29
Shonn Greene NYJ SD 27.5 29 26
30 David Wilson NYG at Bal 28.0 NR 21

This week’s rankings from Jeffrey Littrell (JL) and me (ZT) were combined into our composite rankings. Follow either one of our rankings or the composite, but whichever you choose good luck to you this weekend. NR is for not ranked which counts as 35 for averaging purposes

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Topics: Adrian Peterson, Fantasy Football, Nfl Week 16, RB Rankings, Who To Start

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